Find the error logs written when ArcMap closes

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Below are instructions on locating the error log mentioned in the following error:

"ArcMap.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. An error log is being created."


  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type 'DRWTSN32' in the text box and click OK.

    The Dr. Watson dialog will provide paths to the log and dump files on the machine.

Article ID:000004952

  • ArcMap 8 x

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